Tigers earn sectional berth
By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield Tiger softball team scored seven runs in the first four innings, and then held off a late rally to beat D.C. Everest, 8-5, in a Division 1 Regional Final in Schofield on May 23.
The Tigers scored a run in the first inning, three in the second, two more in the third, and another in the fourth to grab a 7-2 lead. The Evergreens rallied for one run in the sixth before Marshfield got another run in the seventh. Everest fought back with two more runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, but it was too little too late, as the Tigers beat an Everest team that twice defeated them during regular-season play. The Tigers advanced, earning a May 28 game with Chippewa Falls.
Courtney Donahue picked up the win. She pitched all seven innings, and gave up three earned runs on eight hits, while walking three and striking out six. Jenna Jakobi led the Marshfield offense with two singles, a home run, and three RBIs. Jordan Pretsch singled, doubled, and knocked in a run. Maddie Mews added three singles.
The Tigers got to the regional final by defeating New Richmond 16-5 on May 21 at Marshfield Fairgrounds Park. Donahue got the win in that game as well. She gave up two hits in three innings of work, struck out two, and walked two. She also drove in three runs at the plate. Mews had two singles and two RBIs, while Jenna Jakobi doubled and drove in a run. Madalen Bornbach, Loryn Jakobi, and Sandra Costa each had a single and two RBIs.
With the wins in the regional round of the postseason, the No. 6 Tigers improved their record to 16-9.